Posted in music | tour dates on February 15, 2011

Strokes

As many in the comments of my confusing post guessed/theorized/knew, The Strokes are in fact playing MSG on April 1st (one day before LCD Soundsystem end their live career in the same venue). As Julian Casablancas points out, tickets go on sale 2/25.

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Comments (114)

the strokes with lcd soundsystem opening would be the greatest fuck you to scalpers ever

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2011 6:13 PM

Fuck off. You guys were playing Hammerstein before you fell off. You think you deserve to just waltz into MSG now?

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2011 6:13 PM

god i hope this annoying bunch of rich hacks are overreaching here and this does poorly.

also, CABS ARE HERE

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2011 6:14 PM

ARGGGHHH, am out of town. Any word of other shows on the east coast?

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2011 6:15 PM

hooray the comments on this are gonna be awesome.

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2011 6:16 PM

in b4 hummus

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2011 6:18 PM

I saw them open for the Beasties at Hammerstein after 9/11. I wanted to rip my ears off. I also wanted to spit on that douche Casablancas. what a pretentious shit. remember that shit he was wearing last year when he toured solo? get in a car wreck.

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2011 6:20 PM

haha what if this is all an april fools joke and lcd soundystem and the strokes are switching shows

lcd - 4/1
the strokes - 4/2

would be epic

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2011 6:21 PM

I thought the big announcement was going to be CSNY. Damn.

Posted by BLG | February 15, 2011 6:21 PM

i like the strokes but this is over reaching. i can't imagine enjoying it at MSG. glad i snuck into their fashion week private Tommy Hilfiger show last year in the Lincoln Center lobby. The Strokes have been very good to NYC and local hometown fans. This is a slap in the face.

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2011 6:24 PM

April Fools, indeed!

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2011 6:24 PM

correction on 6:24, i mean't they haven NOT been very good to NYC

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2011 6:25 PM

so have scalpers bought up all the tickets for this yet?

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2011 6:25 PM

6:24

They don't give crap about local hometown fans because they are spoiled brats who wouldn't know a NY hometown fan if they walked up to the venue and paid face value.

MSG will be filled with kids that all went to stub hub, paid triple the cost and got shit for brains. End of story.

Posted by BLG | February 15, 2011 6:28 PM

im telling you

lcd and the strokes are switching shows

dont be surprised when james murphy walks out on april 1st with some donuts saying HA FUCK YOU SCALPERS

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2011 6:31 PM

Fuck you Strokes! We've waited waited and your first NYC show is at fuckin Garden lol

You guys haven't played a proper NYC show since 2006....

play Bowery, Webster before you decide to play there....

damn you.

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2011 6:32 PM

@6:28

The Strokes must make Susu her medicine money so an MSG show is to be expected.

Posted by DC | February 15, 2011 6:32 PM

Oh look, lots of whining on BV. What a surprise.

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2011 6:35 PM

yeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaah!

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2011 6:36 PM

are they going to bring out james murphy for a rendition of new york city scalpers?

"new york city scalpers they aint that smarttt"

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2011 6:37 PM

the garden is a great place to see a show. thank god they're not playing t5

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2011 6:37 PM

concert of the year

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2011 6:39 PM

Presale details? Where will the coffee/tea/donuts be served?

Posted by Danny | February 15, 2011 6:40 PM

@6:13 & 6:14

They wanted to play MSG 5 years ago when 1st Impressions came out but it was booked and they couldn't reschedule their tour around it. Like it or not, these dudes are STILL popular in NYC and this show will sell out, but not immediately, and Angles will go Top 5 the week its released with probably most of sales being in NYC & LA. Hell, they'll probably play Staples Center out there. Who overreached was Interpol when they played MSG after releasing Our Love to Admire. Lackluster reviews meant poor tickets sales. I went to that show: most of the seats above the main path that wraps around the arena were empty, and that's at least what, 7k seats. Shame b/c the band sounded the best that night than any other time I've seen them live with the natural reverb the arena produces enhancing their sound. Can this happen to The Strokes too? Sure it can but I just don't think it will even if Angles receives poor to okay reviews, but I could be wrong.

Posted by b.LOUD | February 15, 2011 6:40 PM

Quick is t5 available March 28-31 for some warm up shows?

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2011 6:41 PM

I think hipsters got about 16,000 of the LCD Tickets and scalpers about 1,000.

Fuck you HIPSTERS! You only marginalized the secondary market, thus causing prices to soar.

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2011 6:42 PM

For those doubting it, this will definitely sell out.

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2011 6:43 PM

And that WOULD be cool if The Strokes and LCD switch shows with the other band opening for the headliner that night. Would NOT be mad at that at all.

Posted by b.LOUD | February 15, 2011 6:47 PM

STUBHUB <3

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2011 6:47 PM

right because scalpers aren't going to scoop all the tickets for the Strokes show too.

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2011 6:48 PM

Already sold out.

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2011 6:48 PM

^ Oh, get a life you loser.

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2011 6:49 PM

Imagine it the lights go out everyone is expecting new york city cops and then DAFT PUNK IS PLAYING AT MY HOUSE MY HOUSE and the place just is in shock


it would be the greatest stunt ever

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2011 6:50 PM

Did julian post about the other 4 shows yet?

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2011 6:51 PM

Haha i love these lcd and strokes theories

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2011 6:56 PM

LCD selling out had nothing to do with scalpers and everything to do with overhype of the show and promoters holding back tickets. Other than the few best sections, no scalpers in their right minds would buy tickets to The Strokes show at MSG either. People are so clueless, it's pathetic really.

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2011 6:59 PM

wristbands are already sold out at the mercury lounge for GA seats

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2011 7:00 PM

If you offer the guy at Mercury Lounge a scoop of carrot hummus, he will slip you a bracelet so you don't have to wait in the presale line at 6:30 am. Just sayin....

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2011 7:06 PM

I have 50 floor tickets for the Strokes on 4/1. $800 a piece.

Email me at iheartlivemusicscene@bowerypresents.com

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2011 7:07 PM

why bother seeing them at msg when you can catch them collaborating with little wheezy at bonnaroo?

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2011 7:07 PM

what are the odds of there being a secret show in a smaller venue? barf msg

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2011 7:16 PM

@7:16 vegas has it at +275. fucking hipster

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2011 7:20 PM

strokes sucks

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2011 7:29 PM

To everyone complaining how The Strokes treat NYC like shit, look at it this way: True, this IS the band's hometown and they were gaining a slow, strong following playing shitholes like The Spiral & CB's leading up the their famous month-long Mercury Lounge residence in Dec 2000. But by that time, they were only as popular in NYC as the word-of-mouth, random magazine columns and couple of spins on WFMU coverage they were getting. But in the UK, they were already popstars having their 3-song EP getting regular play on BBC radio, Rough Trade releasing that same EP and having it sell out, newpaper and magazine articles, NOT columns, about the band - the demand was overwhelming before the band set foot there. Promoters guaranteeing sell-out shows... if a band doesn't capitalize on that opportunity, I don't care what genre, they're FOOLS. Because of their popularity in the UK, they THEN became heros here in NYC and if it wasn't for the UK, they would not be where they are now. It amazing how people, especially fans in NYC, have to be reminded about this every few years. I mean, why do you think they started their comeback by going overseas and playing, what 3 consecutive UK festivals last summer, not to mention the small club gig the night before? Besides the money.

Posted by b.LOUD | February 15, 2011 7:33 PM

LCD opening? I wouldnt doubt.

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2011 7:33 PM

02/25 Newswire.

Strokes went onsale. You didn't get tickets for anything below the 300 sections. All your tickets belong to James Murphy.

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2011 7:35 PM

there will only be 9000 strokes tickets available.

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2011 7:46 PM

what does everyone have against terminal 5?
i've seen sunny day real estate, the specials, crystal castles, Tokyo police club there. i can honestly say the only lackluster time i had was waiting 2 hours for the specials to play their set. People say the sound is terrible. I dont really
think it does the only problem they have is how long they take to set up for a fuckin band

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2011 8:07 PM

The sound is not the main issue at T5.

The main issues are:
-Rude, harassing staff acting like cops
-Overcrowded to the point of being dangerous
-All ages crowd
-If you don't show up an hour (or two) before doors, you don't get a view.


MSG > T5

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2011 8:10 PM

see I agree with Most of your points except for the fact of all ages being a problem. You dont know how much it use to suck being 17 and seeing your favorite bands playing in 18+ places. Now i will agree the dumbass little 14 year olds have killed my good time at several different time. but if you going to make an age limit. 16+ would be cool.

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2011 8:15 PM

Bless you Strokes for not playing T5.

LCD and The Strokes in one weekend...BLISS!

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2011 8:20 PM

Agreed with the 18+ age limits...I'd go as far as 21+!

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2011 8:22 PM

HA! 17 year olds are fcknuts too. Plus they get you arrested.

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2011 8:25 PM

@ 8:22 Pretty sure if rolls were reversed you'd see my point but whatever i dont have that problem anymore.

btw the strokes would been cool seen in Roseland In my opinion

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2011 8:26 PM

6:13 p.m. "Fuck off. You guys were playing Hammerstein before you fell off. You think you deserve to just waltz into MSG now?"

I love this comment. And hate The Strokes.

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2011 8:37 PM

$54.50 for tickets.

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2011 8:48 PM

So pumped! Sweeeeeeeeeet!

Posted by pumps and a bump | February 15, 2011 9:13 PM

8:15-

Oh believe me I remember how much that sucked. I think 17+ is a better age limit to begin with, because nearly everyone has a driver's license, and its the first year where its actually easy for someone to prove their age.

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2011 9:38 PM

me likey

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2011 9:38 PM

If you are going to either of these shows, you need to get your head checked. Twice.

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2011 9:55 PM

If LCD is selling out a show at MSG, the strokes should sell out at like 10. Does this mean when Billy Joel unretires he's going to sell out 365? How many would the Beatles reunion with Paul, Ringo, Clapton (replacing Lennon) and The Edge (replacing Harrison) sell? 600000000? Is MSG the new Bowery Ballroom?

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2011 10:04 PM

9:55 listens to Wavves.

Posted by Venkman | February 15, 2011 10:11 PM

8:26,

I agree. It's usually the young kids that make the shows fun, dance and piss off the older people. Love that.

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2011 10:15 PM

@8:25 Agreed. 17-year-olds can act the fool and do something that causes you harm, even if it was by accident and you unfortunately were standing next to them, and they'll laugh in your face but you retaliate, you're throw in jail for assaulting a minor and that goes on your record PERMANENTLY even if the charges are dropped.

@8:26 I saw them @ Roseland on their last date of a short tour just a month after Room On Fire was released in late '03. They played like they wanted to get in, get it over with and get out. Jules was such a wasted mess. Ah, the memories.

Posted by b.LOUD | February 15, 2011 10:25 PM

EPIC SHOW OF THE CENTURY OMG OMG OMG OMG! HOLY SHIT EPIC SHOW OF ALL TIME!!!!!!!!!!
AH AH AH AH! EPIC NEVER TO BE FORGOTTEN SHOW!

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2011 10:33 PM

They were actually fucking awesome at Lollapalooza last summer.

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2011 10:34 PM

i want to STROKE Julian Casablancas

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2011 10:35 PM

I'm from VA & whats the dealio with stubhub? iiiis it legitimate and whatnot? I realllly want to go to this show. I will get to NY myself if I have to. Some help meee?

Posted by Pierina | February 15, 2011 10:44 PM

DAFT PUNK IS MAKING HUMMUS AT MY HOUSE MY HOUSE.

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2011 10:50 PM

They probably are popular enough to fill MSG, but they're a boring live band. Seeing them in a small place would be cool, but I have a feeling seeing them at MSG is going to be incredibly dull. They should do a secret Bowery show or something beforehand.

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2011 11:05 PM

If anyone has actually listened to the new Strokes song, its pretty good. Just Sayin'

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2011 11:05 PM

"Because of their popularity in the UK, they THEN became heros here in NYC "

Holy shit, if you want them so bad, you can have'em. Seriously, shut the fuck up. How many really people really care about the Strokes? Hardly relevant these days.

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2011 11:08 PM

So much hate.

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2011 11:24 PM

Love the Strokes! can't wait for this album. if you haven't heard the new track, check it out here: http://new.thestrokes.com/

Posted by Amanda | February 15, 2011 11:46 PM

I can't wait for this show to end up being moved to Hammerstein, cause it can't sell enough tickets!!

Posted by Kevin | February 15, 2011 11:52 PM

so much bitterness on this site. a band gets big and they're irrelevant? I don't think thats how it works

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2011 12:13 AM

Cmon you fools saying this will not sell out As I said in the LCD announcement thread, along with the scalpers who got presells and bought up a majority of the rest, the reason that show sold out is the same reason this one will. The absolute idiot know nothing deaf morons who make comments like these:

"the garden is a great place to see a show"
"So pumped! Sweeeeeeeeeet!"

These 2 idiots talking about T5:
"People say the sound is terrible. I dont really think it does"
"The sound is not the main issue at T5"

And finally this prized jackass talking about Interpol at MSG:
"the band sounded the best that night than any other time I've seen them live with the natural reverb the arena produces enhancing their sound"

When you want to know why bands play shit shows like these, you can thank these fucknuts.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2011 12:28 AM

The number one reason terminal 5 sucks is the overcrowding. They have 2 or 3 balcony levels with empty space behind the people standing along the railing (no one wants to stand back there). Then you have the ridiculous amount of bodies on the first floor, and unless you are in the middle where there is no balcony ceiling above you, the sound sucks. It is infinitely better standing in the middle. But good luck getting there.

also, i don't think you can say the stroke treat NYC poorly, they have played a ton of shows here, including a free show at Bowery ballroom during the ROF tour, and 3 shows at hammerstein for first impressions.

Posted by john | February 16, 2011 12:38 AM

Thank you 12:38 for again confirming why these shows happen. Not thinking sound is the number 1 reason Terminal Crap sucks. I don't give a shit where you stand in that place. The sound is horrible and when you settle for places like that and say "oh it's not that bad" then you are part of the problem. You also then validate bands playing there.

Get yer fucking hearing checked and stop listening to all your music as mp3's dummy.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2011 12:51 AM

Who needs Bonnaroo when ya got NYC? It's like a music festival everyday in this city.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2011 1:08 AM

DAFT PUNK IS PLAYING AT MY HOUSE, CABS ARE HERE

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2011 1:35 AM

it'll sell out. angles is going to be amazing.

Posted by Cheeseburger In Paradise | February 16, 2011 1:38 AM

i heard the beatles are playing msg on 4/3

daft punk are taking john and georges place

i wanna hold your hand/one more time mash up

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2011 8:23 AM

yay

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2011 9:15 AM

February 15, 2011 7:33 PM
February 16, 2011 12:28 AM
:)

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2011 9:23 AM

People actually caring about The Strokes....FAIL!

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2011 9:34 AM

OMG JULES IS GONNA GET HIS FEELING SO HURT WHEN HE SEES ALL THESE COMMENTS.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2011 9:53 AM

If I were a Strokes fan, I would be so pissed about being a Strokes fan.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2011 9:58 AM

This is some wicked pahty!

Posted by Sully | February 16, 2011 10:01 AM

The Strokes will be playing a 3 hour set of Lcd Soundsystem covers and Lcd Soundystem will be playing a 3 hour set of Strokes covers

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2011 10:11 AM

T-5 sucks. MHOW sucks too. Ret@rds

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2011 10:13 AM

From an indie rock perspective, The Strokes are one of the great bands of our generation. Haters gonna hate but this band is fucking awesome and ALWAYS puts on a tight, entertaining show.

I don't know how you could dislike this band the way some of these commenter to. Perplexing.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2011 10:54 AM

The Strokes went from slightly overhyped to ridiculously underrated in what seemed like an instant.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2011 11:05 AM

@12:51 are you agreeing with the comment before yours?

Posted by john | February 16, 2011 11:27 AM

It's official the only place thats a good place to see a show according to BV is the bathroom @ the mercury lounge. LETS GOOOOOOO

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2011 2:18 PM

i think bowery ballroom is the only sacred cow... even then people talk smack about it

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2011 2:42 PM

The only place to properly experience true sound in this city is if a band plays in my bathroom. There is a strict 7-person capacity there and the sound is impeccable, unlike the cavernous Maxwell's. The sightlines are beautiful and better than the horrible sightlines at the Bowery Ballroom.

If you see a show at any place in the city besides my bathroom, you should not be listening to music. Fucking morons who settle for their live experience....enjoy the next time you're at Bowery and can't get close to the musicians because a stage is blocking your way.

On a separate note, it is a tradition in my bathroom to use the tub as a hummus vat. BYOP (bring your own pita)

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2011 2:43 PM

listen to 12:51

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2011 4:48 PM

^ the song...not the douchebag commenter

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2011 4:48 PM

@February 16, 2011 10:13 AM

where is a good place to see a band?

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2011 10:09 PM

are the strokes relevant. are people in their 30s relevant? do the strokes live in brooklyn?

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2011 10:44 PM

wtf is with all the negativity? the strokes are a great band. i do hope they announce more tour dates soon, including smaller venues in NYC.

Posted by Anonymous | February 17, 2011 2:33 AM

The Strokes's time has come and gone. I can't see all of Williamsburg paying $68.75 a ticket. This will not sell out. If it does, it will be a "fake" sellout, where the promoter holds back thousands of seats, but then releases them to the public a week before the show.

Posted by Anonymous | February 17, 2011 3:06 PM

..and yes, I said "all of Williamsburg", because no one else likes the Strokes anymore.

Posted by Anonymous | February 17, 2011 3:07 PM

the strokes already played msg in 2006 when room on fire came out so stop hatin haters.

Posted by Anonymous | February 17, 2011 9:34 PM

Actually they didn't play the Garden in 2006.. They played 3 shows at the Hammerstein on that tour. They played the Theater at MSG in 2003, but that's about as close as they got. Get your facts straight.

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2011 9:45 AM

the strokes are the best band of the 2000's. they are going to dominate at the garden!

Posted by BV | February 19, 2011 2:40 AM

Every single one of you that keep disrespecting the strokes are just pathetic, the strokes revived rock music of this generation, yeah who gives a fuck if they're playing at MSG, its because they're that fucking good, for all of you ignorant assholes, FUCK LCD. i can be ignorant to, who gives two shits about them. so shut the fuck up its annoying when you the babies cry because a band is playing at MSG or because they suck, grow up, act you're age, strokes are amazing, they will always be great, nothing less.

Posted by strokefan | February 20, 2011 12:05 PM

"..and yes, I said "all of Williamsburg", because no one else likes the Strokes anymore."

it'll be all of westchester and long island + manhattan finance bros. how else do you think phoenix sold out msg?

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2011 12:12 PM

hey everyone remember when room on fire came out and you realized this band is actually a piece of shit? that was awesome

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2011 1:55 PM

thank you a lot's man

Posted by دردشة عراقية | February 20, 2011 9:36 PM

"it'll be all of westchester and long island + manhattan finance bros. how else do you think phoenix sold out msg?"
Phoenix sold out MSG because they were the "it" band hot on the heels of a successful album. If Phoenix puts out a crappy next album, those westchester, long island + manhattan fiance bros will not show up anymore, and Phoenix will be playing Terminal 5 or Roseland on the next tour. The same rules apply for the Strokes.
I'm not doubting the Strokes' ability to put on a good show or put out a good record. I'm just saying that the masses don't give a crap about the Strokes anymore, and MSG is too big for them to fill (at least without Bowery Presents holding back half of the seats for their friends and ticket brokers).

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2011 4:59 PM

my boyfriend got our tickets today. Section 133 second row in it.

Posted by Shannyn T | February 26, 2011 1:46 AM

any word on where the after party will be?

Posted by Anonymous | March 30, 2011 2:21 PM

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